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Gainesville officials debate city employees’ benefits

Gainesville employees may be receiving too much when it comes to vacation and sick leave, council members said Thursday morning.

December 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Clermont withdraws appeal of library ruling

The town of Clermont has decided to withdraw its appeal of the ruling in the North Hall library lawsuit.

December 02, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Utility employees may get additional sewer, water duties

Gainesville's public utilities staff could take on new responsibilities in January when it comes to adding sewer and water extensions to the city's system.

December 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Area tourism sites get $18K in state grants

Two North Georgia tourism sites will add new employees and complete much-awaited projects thanks to nearly $18,000 in state grant money they were awarded in November.

December 02, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Schofield to head transition team

As John Barge, state school superintendent-elect, transitions to office this January, he'll have some help from Hall County.

December 02, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Festival of Trees to benefit school for disabled

If you haven't started your holiday decorating, you may want to make plans to attend the annual Festival of Trees on Saturday.

December 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Grant money helps Gainesville police buy bulletproof vests

Thanks to some federal dollars, Gainesville's police officers will stay safe while on duty for several years to come.

December 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall sheriff's office still waiting to speak to shooting victim

The Hall County Sheriff's Office hasn't been able to speak yet to the 19-year-old victim of a shooting at his South Hall home.

December 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall to submit grievances on unnecessary laws in state

With a new legislative session on the horizon, county governments are preparing their wish lists.

December 02, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Recent rain raises Lake Lanier by nearly 9 inches

Lake Lanier is up nearly 9 inches since Monday, thanks to steady and occasional hard rain this week.

December 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal to discuss key issues with Obama

Gov.-elect Nathan Deal is traveling to Washington, D.C., today to meet with President Barack Obama and other incoming governors at the White House.

December 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville police honored for Hispanic community work

Gainesville police officers were recently recognized for reaching out across the community, especially to Hispanic residents.

November 30, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Officials dedicate Gainesville public safety complex

It seemed like every Gainesville official was at the public safety complex dedication on Tuesday afternoon.

November 30, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Oakwood tax bills going out today

Oakwood residents should begin to see property tax bills in the mail.

November 30, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Weekend fundraisers to benefit cancer victims

Two women battling cancer stand to benefit from fundraisers this weekend.

November 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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State program expands to Gainesville, Hall schools to help poor students attain higher education

A state educational program designed to increase access to higher education is expanding to 25 new school systems, including Gainesville and Hall County, and launching ...

June 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Free Chapel senior pastor to serve on Trump advisory board

Donald Trump has named Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of Gainesville-based Free Chapel, to his evangelical executive advisory board.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Buford man beat father to death with crowbar

A Buford man has been charged with murder in the Wednesday crowbar beating death of his father.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville's jobless rate falls to 3.8 percent for May

Unemployment has dropped below 4 percent in the Gainesville metro area, the Georgia Department of Labor reported today, and remains the lowest rate in the ...

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Students taste-test possible school lunch recipes

New main dishes and vegetables were on the menu Wednesday when Hall County students from kindergarten to middle school were "taste testers" for potential recipes ...

June 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Cresswind residents form charitable group to support local activities

About 40 residents of Cresswind at Lake Lanier have formed a charitable group, Cresswind LL Community Fund, to support charitable, educational and cultural activities in ...

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville pipe fabricator assessed $49K in fines

A Gainesville pipe fabricator faces a penalty of $49,375 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after multiple citations.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


5 marijuana plants, 8 firearms seized in drug investigation

A 63-year-old Hall County man was charged with manufacturing marijuana after five plants were seized in a search, according to authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: 1,200 pills from Thailand seized in drug investigation

A package containing 1,200 pills from Thailand was seized Tuesday in Jefferson through a controlled delivery by local and federal authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tumbling Creek bridge, downtown Gainesville bypass projects awarded state funds

A pair of prominent local road projects are closer to becoming a reality.

June 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Local members of Congress follow party lines in raging gun debate

WASHINGTON - Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House's legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured ...

June 22, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


McEver Road back open after tanker truck fire

A truck containing tar caught fire Wednesday afternoon and shut down McEver Road for an hour.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Ban on adoptions from Russia will be focus of panel tonight

Following years of families hanging in limbo, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, wants to address the 2012 Russian adoption ban.

June 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Amazon expects to hire 500 for new distribution center in Braselton

Amazon will add a new 600,000-square-foot distribution center in Braselton and hire about 500 people.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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